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Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days and Counting

blane.bramble Re:whats the surprise again? (127 comments)

You need to bring the power back online so you can close the door locks to the server room and prevent the velociraptors from getting it. They may have worked out how to use door handles by now.

about three weeks ago
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Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch'

blane.bramble Re:Anyone notice the irony ?? (228 comments)

Will the response be: 505 - kill switch not found ?

about 5 months ago
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Researchers Dare AI Experts To Crack New GOTCHA Password Scheme

blane.bramble Re:You've gotta be kidding me (169 comments)

That is the whole point I believe - as part of the process *you* name the ink blots that were generated for you. Then next time you log in you match them back up.

about 5 months ago
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Brazil Announces Secure Email To Counter US Spying

blane.bramble Re:Good Luck With That (165 comments)

Nah, they'll just use one of those encryption breaking machines that matches the key one digit at a time on a big display.

about 6 months ago
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Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

blane.bramble Re: Better plots? (1029 comments)

Or assembler.

about 9 months ago
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke Pulls Albums From Spotify In Protest of Low Royalties

blane.bramble Re:Nice graph (301 comments)

Unless, of course, many more people click play who would never have bought the track, kind of like they were using Spotify like a personalised radio service.

about 9 months ago
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MasterCard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

blane.bramble Re:Lets play politics (353 comments)

Private Interconnection Environment

Let them tell the world you can't use Visa or Mastercard to buy PIEs

about 10 months ago
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Yahoo Puts AltaVista To Death

blane.bramble Re:AltaVista (176 comments)

Ahh, AltaVista, Gopher, the original Keeper Of Lists. Back when the web was young and more interesting.

about 10 months ago
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China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US

blane.bramble Re:um? (209 comments)

Sounds like perfect ones to me - read, write and execute everyone except himself and his group.

about 10 months ago
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Google Maps Used To Find Tax Cheats

blane.bramble Re:But of course they do! (174 comments)

If the top 10% own more than 90% of the wealth, then yes, this is unfair. Simple economics. No need to swear about it.

about a year ago
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First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

blane.bramble Re:Their country, their rules (204 comments)

No, surely he made a one-to-one video call, which the BBC then broadcast. He did not broadcast anything.

about a year ago
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Cockroaches Evolving To Avoid Roach Motels

blane.bramble Re:Similar observation with ants (315 comments)

Maybe you killed off all the ants that like it, leaving only ants that don't like it.

about a year ago
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Cockroaches Evolving To Avoid Roach Motels

blane.bramble Re:Ah, yes! (315 comments)

That's clearly not true. It's because you can only see the gnomes *if you believe in them*.

about a year ago
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Windows 8.1 May Restore Boot-To-Desktop, Start Button

blane.bramble Re:Too little too late (628 comments)

There seems to be a lot of confusion here.

LHD = left hand drive = steering wheel on the left, driving on the right of the road (Europe, US, etc)

RHD = right hand drive = steering wheel on the right, driving on the left of the road (UK, Japan, etc)

1 year,3 days
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BigDog Robot Grabs, Lifts, and Throws Cinder Blocks With Its New Arm

blane.bramble Re:This thing... (91 comments)

No, he's dreaming he is piloting one of these, and you are the one doing the running...

about a year ago
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Shorter '.uk' Domain Name Put On Ice

blane.bramble Re:But why .co.uk? (110 comments)

.co is short for COmpany or COmmercial depending on your viewpoint. The purpose of DNS is to organise things neatly. So, in the correct spirit of this the UK name space has a nice organised set of sub-domains (see above or below for someone posting the Wikipedia list of them). Because people are stupid/lazy they don't want to learn to understand why this is good, and someone proposed flattening the layout for DNS at-large (the proposed .apple .microsoft etc.) and Nominet thought maybe they should do the same with their bit of it.

about a year ago
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Shorter '.uk' Domain Name Put On Ice

blane.bramble Re:Reverse notation (110 comments)

I believe you mean JANet and the NRS, which used names along the lines of UK.AC.

about a year ago

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UK Government rules Inteligent Design not Science

blane.bramble blane.bramble writes  |  more than 6 years ago

blane.bramble (133160) writes "The Register is reporting that there is no place in the science curriculum for Inteligent Design and that it can not be taught as science. The UK Government has stated that "The Government is aware that a number of concerns have been raised in the media and elsewhere as to whether creationism and intelligent design have a place in science lessons. The Government is clear that creationism and intelligent design are not part of the science National Curriculum programmes of study and should not be taught as science.""
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